Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium

Wu ML, van Teeseling MCF, Willems MJR, van Donselaar EG, Klingl A, Rachel R, Geerts WJC, Jetten MSM, Strous M, van Niftrik L (2012)
Journal of Bacteriology 194(2): 284-291.

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Wu, Ming L.; van Teeseling, Muriel C. F.; Willems, Marieke J. R.; van Donselaar, Elly G.; Klingl, Andreas; Rachel, Reinhard; Geerts, Willie J. C.; Jetten, Mike S. M.; Strous, MarcUniBi; van Niftrik, Laura
Abstract / Bemerkung
"Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera" is a newly discovered denitrifying methanotroph that is unrelated to previously known methanotrophs. This bacterium is a member of the NC10 phylum and couples methane oxidation to denitrification through a newly discovered intra-aerobic pathway. In the present study, we report the first ultrastructural study of "Ca. Methylomirabilis oxyfera" using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron tomography in combination with different sample preparation methods. We observed that "Ca. Methylomirabilis oxyfera" cells possess an atypical polygonal shape that is distinct from other bacterial shapes described so far. Also, an additional layer was observed as the outermost sheath, which might represent a (glyco) protein surface layer. Further, intracytoplasmic membranes, which are a common feature among proteobacterial methanotrophs, were never observed under the current growth conditions. Our results indicate that "Ca. Methylomirabilis oxyfera" is ultrastructurally distinct from other bacteria by its atypical cell shape and from the classical proteobacterial methanotrophs by its apparent lack of intracytoplasmic membranes.
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Wu ML, van Teeseling MCF, Willems MJR, et al. Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium. Journal of Bacteriology. 2012;194(2):284-291.
Wu, M. L., van Teeseling, M. C. F., Willems, M. J. R., van Donselaar, E. G., Klingl, A., Rachel, R., Geerts, W. J. C., et al. (2012). Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium. Journal of Bacteriology, 194(2), 284-291. doi:10.1128/JB.05816-11
Wu, M. L., van Teeseling, M. C. F., Willems, M. J. R., van Donselaar, E. G., Klingl, A., Rachel, R., Geerts, W. J. C., Jetten, M. S. M., Strous, M., and van Niftrik, L. (2012). Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium. Journal of Bacteriology 194, 284-291.
Wu, M.L., et al., 2012. Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium. Journal of Bacteriology, 194(2), p 284-291.
M.L. Wu, et al., “Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium”, Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 194, 2012, pp. 284-291.
Wu, M.L., van Teeseling, M.C.F., Willems, M.J.R., van Donselaar, E.G., Klingl, A., Rachel, R., Geerts, W.J.C., Jetten, M.S.M., Strous, M., van Niftrik, L.: Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium. Journal of Bacteriology. 194, 284-291 (2012).
Wu, Ming L., van Teeseling, Muriel C. F., Willems, Marieke J. R., van Donselaar, Elly G., Klingl, Andreas, Rachel, Reinhard, Geerts, Willie J. C., Jetten, Mike S. M., Strous, Marc, and van Niftrik, Laura. “Ultrastructure of the Denitrifying Methanotroph "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera," a Novel Polygon-Shaped Bacterium”. Journal of Bacteriology 194.2 (2012): 284-291.

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